Solstice and CLT conference 2019

This conference attracts presenters and delegates from a wide range of roles within teaching and learning both from the UK and internationally. For the past 14 years, this well-established conference has consistently offered excellent professional development opportunities and often received feedback about how useful the sessions and networking have been. There is a relaxed and friendly vibe at the conference and organisation takes pride in ensuring that all of the delegates are given a warm welcome to the award winning campus at Edge Hill University.

Solstice themesCLT themes
Creative deployment of technologies to enhance the student experience
Getting the best our of the VLE
Adding value to large group teaching using technology
Creative use of technologies in the classroom
Electronic assessment and feedback
Student induction into HE and the role of technology
Going beyond PowerPoint
Technologies and formative assessment
The role and use of online classrooms
MOOCS and developments in online course structures
Approaches to enhancement of learning, teaching and assessment
Postgraduate learners and learning
Technologies and internationalisation of the student experience
Lecture capture
Inclusive technologies
Evidence-based practice, pedagogic research
Simulation – from Classroom to Cyber Space
Learning Analytics – Pros and Cons
Others of topical interest
Student induction and transitions
Implications of post-16 curriculum changes re planning for induction and transitions
Making the first year experience a success
Assessment for learning
Retention focused practices
Adding value to large group teaching
Enhancing employability
Skills and information literacy
Academic writing
Teaching and supporting international students
Leading change in the teaching and learning arena
Internationalisation and international students’ experiences
Emerging challenges and improving student success
Education for sustainable development
Peer mentoring
Inclusive practices
Personal tutoring
Evidence-based practice, pedagogic research
TEF and teaching excellence – lessons learned and next steps
REF 2021 – Implications for Learning and Teaching Research
Eliminating contract cheating
Others of topical interest

You can access the book of abstracts HERE

This conference is all about serious topics covered in a fun way. Because who says we need to dress up in business outfits to discuss business?! Here is how we do it:

It was a very productive day in terms of learning new skills. I have managed to figure out a bit of programming and even create my first A-frame augmented reality experience. Much less user-friendly interface (if the user is no programmer), but definitely a success feeling.

On this conference, we don’t just focus on technology, but also the pedagogy behind it. With valuable discussions around the TPACK framework, we had a bit of time to explore traditional methods of engaging learners. Creativity is the main driver of motivation in my land, so you can imagine my excitement when I saw Dr. Dawne Bell and her mini foldbooks. A handout I will never lose 🙂

Below you can see the slides I used during my talk, but there is not much text, so if you need some explanation, please contact some of the participants or me directly. 🙂


This poster is interactive! If you scan parts of it with Blippar app (code is edgehill) you can discover additional content and links. Now, go-play-explore!

Big THANK YOU goes to Dawne Bell and the whole CLT team at Edge Hill for organizing this great conference. I will see you next year!